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Reception
$25,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,100 starting price
Bar service
$45 per person
Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,100 starting price
Bar service
$45 per person
These prices are available for the months of October through May. These prices are available for the months of June through September.

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About

Rusty Pelican is a modern waterfront banquet hall wedding venue located in Key Biscayne, Florida. A combination of eclectic and modern chic, it is known for its lively nightlife reputation. Rusty Pelican is the perfect venue for couples who want to truly experience Miami.

Facilities and Capacity
Rusty Pelican’s 15,000 square feet is adaptable for any style of wedding. With five event spaces, couples may host a maximum of 500 guests. The Rusty Pelican Grand Ballroom is the largest event space and offers waterfront views, bridal suite access, and full kitchen access. The Pelican Ballroom offers a separate foyer for cocktails and provides a view of the Miami skyline. The Biscayne Room offers premier waterfront views and a spacious terrace. The Vista Terrace is the ultimate in Miami experiences, offering a view of the Miami skyline right on the water. The Coral Room is the perfect place for an intimate gathering, with enough space for 70 guests and a beautiful view.

Services Offered
Rusty Pelican offers event planning with their experienced, in-house staff. They can help couples hammer out the details for their wedding and plan anything from production to the menu and the floral arrangements. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame waterfront views. The modern decor and elegant fixtures will wow every guest. Any wedding would be the height of cool.

Cuisine
As a waterfront restaurant, Rusty Pelican offers catering. They have specific special event menus; from brunch to dinner and dessert. They can offer plated, buffet, passed bites, and stations for everything from breakfast to dinner. They offer four wedding catering packages: Luminous Package, Radiance Package, Brilliance Package, and Good Morning Sunshine. Other specialty event menus are available, so couples can be sure they have options that would suit any of their guests.

Other Services
Rusty Pelican also offers beverage and bar services. They offer a premium open bar, deluxe open bar, beer and wine, bubbles and mimosas, soda, and cash bar options. Linens are included.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$25,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,100

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,100

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$45

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
July
August
September
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Reviews of Rusty Pelican

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4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
127 Reviews
92% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
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Rusty Pelican in Miami is highly recommended by reviewers for weddings. The views from the venue are stunning, and the staff is described as amazing and professional. Jordan, the wedding coordinator, is praised for her responsiveness and helpfulness throughout the planning process. The food is delicious, and the venue offers great packages and reasonable prices. Overall, Rusty Pelican is praised for making couples' wedding dreams come true.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Rusty Pelican in Miami is highly recommended by reviewers for weddings. The views from the venue are stunning, and the staff is described as amazing and professional. Jordan, the wedding coordinator, is praised for her responsiveness and helpfulness throughout the planning process. The food is delicious, and the venue offers great packages and reasonable prices. Overall, Rusty Pelican is praised for making couples' wedding dreams come true.

Weddingwire
4.6/5 127 reviews
Google
4.7/5 16614 reviews
Paige
Paige L. Sent on 01/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best venue in Miami!

You won't find a better wedding venue in Miami! Everything from the view, to the food, the space, the staff and everything in between is perfect. Jordan was amazing to work with - so quick to respond, flexible and patient.
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Maria G. Sent on 09/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing from beginning to end!

I was one of those brides who wanted to see all my options before I picked any venue or vendor. After looking at over 20 venues throughout Florida, we decided to pick Rusty Pelican as our wedding reception venue. We were blown away by the views of the bay from the very beginning. I was looking for a venue with an outdoor feel, but did not want to have our wedding fully outdoors due to the heat and risk of rain in August. Rusty Pelican was absolutely perfect. Throughout the planning process Jordan Babcock was a superstar. She was responsive, enthusiastic and gave us genuine advice. The day of the event Alberto's team truly delivered with the food! Our signature drinks were some of the best cocktails I have ever had. The food was so delicious. We had both salmon and red meat that was cooked to perfection. Our vegan option was so delicious even I considered picking it as my entree and I am usually not a fan of tofu. The pictures I have gotten so far look like postcards. I really can't recommend Rusty Pelican enough for making our wedding reception a dream come true!
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Mercedes Sent on 04/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding at the Rusty Pelican

I had my wedding reception at the Rusty Pelican Grand Ballroom earlier this year. From the beginning stages of planning to the day of event, Jordan Babcock on the events team was fantastic to work with. She was super responsive, gave great advice, and was very on-hands and professional. All of the banquet staff were wonderful, and the food was DELISH. Our guests were raving about everything! And lastly- the space and views are the best in Miami. The sunset and the night lights from the skyline were a stunning backdrop. I highly recommend having your wedding, or any other event, here!
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Awards

127
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Alina Moleta Event Planning & Design Alina Moleta Event Planning & Design Wedding Planners

The staff, the food, the view! Everything about this venue is amazing. I love working here. They are all beyond helpful and courteous. It is truly a privilege to work here.

RIMAS FILMS RIMAS FILMS Wedding Videographers

The past month I had a wonderful opportunity to film an emotional and intimate, but exceptional wedding at the Rusty Pelican. And I will admit after filming weddings for a while now I thought nothing could surprise me. I was, however, gladly mistaken! Rusty Pelican blew my mind away with breathtaking waterfront views of Miami framed by spectacular floor to ceiling glass windows, modern and chic décor, tufted and elegant furniture, and extravagant chandeliers and light fixtures it was a true fairy tale setting for a lovely couple, who had the best day of their lives! I am extremely happy to add Rusty Pelican to one of my most loved venues as it is a true Florida gem and a must for your perfect day! RIMAS FILMS cannot recommend Rusty Pelican highly enough! If you would like to see the video: https://www.facebook.com/rimasfilms/videos/483137168697215/

Grand Wedding Films Grand Wedding Films Wedding Videographers

What a great company to work with. We highly recommend.

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